Simmons Enjoying SEC Courtship

Jeffery Simmons of Macon, Mississippi is a name that college football recruiters are familiar with. The scout four star has offers from all over the southeast with schools outside of the region considering following suit. The summer has brought several invitations to visit college programs and Simmons plans to accept several of those invites.

This past weekend, Simmons and Noxubee County took part in the Medicomp 7-on-7 tournament in Madison, Mississippi. The talented defensive end lined up as a tight end in hopes of helping his team win some games.

"We just came to compete. That's what we like to do at Noxubee County," Simmons said. "We look to win too, so we came to compete and to win some games."

Events like the 32 team 7-on-7 tourney allow teams the chance to work some of the kinks out as they prepare for the upcoming season.

"We are a young team coming up," Simmons said. "We are just trying to get better. We are a lot better than we were when we first started 7-on-7, especially in the secondary. I think our offense is our strength right now. The receivers are over six feet and our quarterback has a good arm. I think we're going to be pretty good this year."

Simmons has an eye on the season and an eye on the future. Several college programs are working hard to get the scout national 300 member on campus to work with their coaches.

"I have been to Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and I came down to the Louisiana-Lafayette camp," Simmons said. "I am planning to go to Auburn and LSU in July. I'm planning to back to Mississippi State for the Big Dawg and I am going back to Alabama for a camp that they are having there."

There are no leaders at this point, but Simmons reports a strong attraction to some schools in the SEC West.

"I am getting pretty close with the in state schools (Mississippi State and Ole Miss) and Alabama has started to come on," Simmons said. "From a relationship standpoint, we're all getting close.

"I am not trying to think too much about all of that, but I think I'm going to have like a top five around the middle of the season."

At this point, the Noxubee County super star reports that he plans to announce his college decision after the 2015 football season.

"I want to go out my senior year with a bang," Simmons said. "I want to win a championship. I want to lead my boys to something great. I am probably going to do something a little before signing day. My family wants to get together and have a big reveal party."

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